Tempus is the cigar that truly made the Alec Bradley brand a househould name. It's a craft-made, boutique cigar created by Alan Rubin and Ralph Montero of Alec Bradley to celebrate 10 years in the premium cigar business and also an important moment of time for the company. Every cigar produced by Alec Bradley before Tempus was mild to medium bodied. With Tempus they broke the mold of what was sold by the company before and introduced a full-flavored, medium to full strength cigar.
Named after the Latin word for time, Tempus is a combination of Honduran Criollo wrapper blended with Corojo and Criollo filler from the Trojes region of Honduras, just north of the Nicaraguan border. It took seven years to get the blend right. The entire cigar was blended around this beautiful dark and oily wrapper, which is one of the cigars defining characteristics.
Tempus is a rich, full bodied smoke with an effortless draw and rich earthy flavors of wood, nuts, and pepper with a semisweet finish. This is a tremendous new offering from Alec Bradley which will challenge you to rethink what else you are missing from this great boutique company.
Alec Bradley Tempus has earned quite the deserving reputation in the industry. It has received ratings as high as 94 from Cigar Aficionado and was even one of the Top 25 Cigars Of The Year.